Published Sunday, 03 November 2013
Kilcoo's Aidan Branagan and Crossmaglen's Kyle Brennan. (© Presseye)
Cross had beaten the Down Champions in last year's Ulster decider, and Kilcoo seemed in the mood for revenge, leading the six-time All-Ireland Champions for large parts of the game.
Ryan Johnston's goal helped the Mourne side to a 1-3 to 0-3 half-time lead, but Cross found their feet in the second period and a mistake at the back for Kilcoo allowed Stephen Kernan to score a vital goal with five minutes remaining.
A Martin Aherne point in the dying moments took the game to extra time, and the Armagh champions took the lead early in the first period of extra time only for Kilcoo midfielder Paul Greenan to punch home his sides' second goal.
Cross rallied again and got their noses in front towards the end, but Darragh O' Hanlon's late frees secured the replay for Kilcoo as the game ended 2-9 to 1-12.
The sides are due to meet again at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh on Sunday 10 November, with the winners set to face Derry champions Ballinderry who beat Scotstown of Monaghan by 1-8 to 0-10 in their last eight clash at Clones.
Elsewhere Fermanagh kingpins Rosslea are through to the semi-finals after a 1-12 to 0-11 victory over Ballinagh of Cavan.
They will face Glenswilly for a place in the final, after the Donegal champions beat Antrim champions St Galls by 1-10 to 0-10 at Ballybofey.
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